Jette and Johannes have been living together for two years when Johannes suggests that they "legalize" their relationship. Jette loves him, but the proposal of marriage terrifies her.
As she thinks about what she expects from marriage, she begins to look at the marriages of those around her, such as the marital crisis of her brother Robert, in which she is the witness of of a heated and lengthy dispute. There is also her colleague Connie, whose first love is falling to pieces. She tests the strength of her own love by flirting with her ex-boyfriend Peter. Although mutual advances from Jette and Johannes lead to misunderstandings, the process of clearing away these obstacles gives the couple the opportunity for a new beginning.